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Meet Hillyer Alumni


Myeisha Boyd

For a student dreaming of a career in politics, it doesn’t get much better than earning experience at the White House. That is why Myeisha Boyd A ’15, ’17 was thrilled to be a White House student-volunteer this past spring while attending American University through the University of Hartford Study Abroad Office’s Washington Semester.  Meet Myeisha Boyd


David Pritikin

Growing up in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, David Pritikin ’94 was a standout athlete. At Highland Park High School he played basketball and quarterbacked the football team. When he arrived at UHart in the autumn of 1989, he brought with him a strong interest in extracurricular sports.  Meet David Pritikin


Jeffrey Roseman

When you watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, you’re seeing a very different Times Square than you saw twenty years ago. Retail real estate broker Jeffrey Roseman was one of the people most influential in transforming Times Square from a seedy, sleazy eyesore to the vibrant commercial center it is today.  Meet Jeffrey Roseman


Jarrod Moses

Jarrod Moses is the founder of United Entertainment Group. The vision in creating UEG was to create a multi-disciplined entertainment marketing company that partners with brands and entertainment companies in all aspects of entertainment programming.  Meet Jarrod Moses


Kristiana Spaulding

Jewelry designer Kristiana Spaulding has always liked the efficiency of small spaces. That’s why she fashions earrings, bracelets, and necklaces featuring the gently rounded, but streamlined aluminum form of Airstream trailers. The trailers have been manufactured with the same basic look for over 70 years.  Meet Kristiana Spaulding


Perry Weitz

In 1977, freshman Perry Weitz took Politics & Government in Hillyer College. Filling the media that same fall were stories about the toxic contamination at Love Canal in Upstate New York. His anger and outrage at cancer contracted by innocent people by a chemical company led Weitz to pursue a career in law.  Meet Perry Weitz


Chelsie Carswell

Imagine having a job where getting free-spirited hugs – that you’re very happy to receive – is part of the day-to-day routine. The recipient of the hugs is Chelsie Carswell, who teaches fourth grade in an inner-city elementary school in Hartford, Connecticut. Carswell received Hillyer’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award two years ago.
 Meet Chelsie Carswell


Jay E. Weissbluth, M.D.

If you like the specific combination of problem solving, being your own boss, and taking care of people, becoming a doctor is not bad way to go. For Jay Weissbluth,’76, who has an extensive and successful practice as a gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, becoming a doctor was a very good way to go.
 Meet Jay E. Weissbluth, M.D.


Jason Cohen

Cohen, who graduated from Hillyer in 1980 and from the University's Barney School of Business in 1983, helps large Japanese corporations, which have North American operations, find property and casualty insurance coverage.  Meet Jason Cohen


Keith Paris

Paris, who graduated from Hillyer College and then continued at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, helps his corporate clients set up financial retirement programs for their employees. Thinking about financial planning for retirement is a lot more confusing for my generation, he says.  Meet Keith Paris


Keith Larit

Larit, who received Hillyer’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in October 2007, disseminates Lehman’s research and trading ideas to his hedge fund clients.  Meet Keith Larit


Erik Goldschmidt Wexler

Wexler, who graduated from Hillyer in 1983, is president and chief operating officer of Northwest Hospital, a large community hospital near Baltimore. He’s also a senior vice president at LifeBridge Health, a health care services company which includes Northwest.  Meet Erik Goldschmidt Wexler


Laura Mance

Being confident is important to Laura Mance, who graduated from Hillyer College in 1975 and who now manages 500 real estate agents in eight different branches in the Southern Arizona offices of Coldwell Banker.  Meet Laura Mance


Francisco Flores

Francisco Flores, who would eventually become the president of El Salvador, came to Hillyer College in the late 70’s at a time of great conflict and trouble in his native country.
 Meet Francisco Flores


James Purnell III

O. James Purnell III, who graduated from Hillyer in 1969, is a probate judge in Ellington, Connecticut, where, on a daily basis, he negotiates sensitive issues that affect children, the elderly, and the mentally retarded or mentally ill.
 Meet James Purnell III


Tom Del Zoppo

Tom Del Zoppo has logged a lot of miles since he graduated from Hillyer in 1986. Del Zoppo is currently managing director for the Hong Kong office of HSBC, one of the largest banks in the world.
 Meet Tom Del Zoppo